Richard Hammond (Top Gear, Science of Stupid) realises a childhood ambition when he travels deep into the darkest jungle of the amazon to photograph exotic creatures such as the three-toed sloth, pink river dolphins and harpy eagles. Hammond treks through the steamy impenetrable jungle, tackles the mighty river Amazon, sleeps rough under the forest canopy and is hoisted hundreds of feet to the top of trees, in order to reach the remote places where his target species can be found. Along the way he meets some of the extraordinary people who call the rainforest home - people who make up a floating river community and those who live in a traditional tribal village - and discovers what a massive role the plants of the Amazon play in modern medicine and how deforestation is pushing many animals he is seeking, to the brink of extinction.
Richard Hammond's Jungle Quest
Richard Hammond is about to make his childhood dream come true.